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Helpful (4)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore (India)) in April 2015.
My profile was shortlisted through LinkedIn. Initially had a discussion with recruitment HR, he discussed about the role and checked basics performance engineering skills, later scheduled telephonic round with one of the technical panel followed by 3 face to face interview in the Bangalore office. After a week, 2 technical interview over phone, 1 with technical panel from Informatica US and other with Bangalore office.
Few days later I was informed to have 2 more technical round one with US team member and technical director and it was scheduled over conference call one after other of a day interval.
I attended the first conference call 2 minutes before proactively to avoid if any technical glitch and waited for close to 35 minutes as I did not wanted to miss the opportunity after coming a long way but my bad luck interviewer didn't joined the call so informed HR with the screenshot of the call logs just to confirm if I did any mistake from my end while joining the bridge but after some time I was informed that due to some unavoidable reason interviewer couldn't make it on the scheduled time so I was fine it happens some time due to some urgent call or one other reasons and it was rescheduled on the same day in the evening, this time interview was taken and it went average based on the interview questions I could judge myself or may be below average from interviewer point of view.
I had the second interview scheduled next day with the Director from US so had to take in the early morning, this time also I was prompt to joined the bridge on time but guess what :), I had the same long wait for over half an hr with the similar hope if he join a bit late as he might be more busy guy than the team member but he didn't turned up, so finally I did informed the HR again considering my moral responsibility with a consent that he will check and get back to me but I didn't hear back from him or them, one reason which I could guess, I wasn't through the last team member round but felt my time shouldn't have been wasted if that was the case and that too in the early morning, jokes apart but on a serious note I felt highly unethical and lack of professionalism in organizing/managing the interview process. It may not be the similar experience for all but I thought to share specifically my interview experience with this company.
I don't regret for not being selected and showing off the frustration with the review about the company's interview process but tried putting a small effort and time if such scenario can be avoided in the future for other candidates, then it's worthwhile writing this.
- Performance Engineering, Core Java, Multi threading, Data Structure Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 days – interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore (India)) in April 2015.
Good conceptual questions were asked.
Recruiters were giving hint to proceed in problem solving.
Initial java concepts like static blocks, hash map implementation, immutable classes was asked.
Some basic problem solving.
Distributed systems were their main area of focus and asked questions based on that.
- Design distributed cache based on hash map. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore (India)) in March 2015.
I had couple of technical rounds after that I was told that I was through with the round and they will be getting in touch with me soon for the further rounds, after 1 week they sent me an email saying that I was unable to clear the interview. Too weird hiring people spoiling the name of such a big brand.
- Threads, UI, Designing, Design Pattern etc Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore (India)) in February 2015.
It was a full day of discussion started at 11:00AM. Started with filling a Candidate Information Form where you need specify the job history, skill set, current CTC, Expected CTC etc. Had around 4 rounds of technical discussion till evening. Lunch was also provided in between. Most of the discussion were most based on Core Java, Data Structures, Algorithms, design problems in distributed computing etc. Following to that, again called for a Director level discussion and HR discussion some days later to that. The director level discussion was all of a casual discussion on the job profile and understanding on the interest levels etc. The HR discussion was again a casual discussion on reason for change, assessment on the previous discussions, justification on the compensation, why Informatica etc. Further to that, told for sharing the latest 3 months payslip and hike letter for compensation evaluation and told like might need to come on another day for a 15 minutes discussion again on salary communication.
The pathetic part started then. They prolonged it for a period of more than a week where I was holding back on other interview invites, accepting of other offers etc to hear from them. I indicated and followed up with them also several times to update on the status as early as possible. However, after repeated request, a mail came that I am not shortlisted for further discussion which really perplexed me. I even asked for a reason on what was the pro-longed delay as well as the reason for not going further. Nothing heard from them so far which I felt really unprofessional.
The most annoying things was they were not telling a clear date on when they will inform me on the final status and after long wait came back with a negative response. Hence, no more considering Informatica from my end also for a job position.
- Pre-order traversal of a tree, volatile keyword and happen-before relationship, TreeMap implementation, smallest non-repeating sub-array. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore (India)) in February 2015.
I got a call from the talent acquisition (TA) team of informatica. He initially started inquiring about my experience, role and salary.
After sometime he started asking java related questions. I was taken back & was quite surprised and asked him if this was an interview. He said he would ask some basic Java questions for 10-15 min.
Never before have i come across such an interview process where the TA start asking technical questions to short list a candidate. And quite frankly i was really embarrassed because they were doubting my basic capabilities, having worked for 8 years in top notch companies. I felt very reluctant to take questions from a TA person. I really felt bad that company like informatica is doing this sort of short listing.
If they have so many applicants then let them short list by resume and then have a 10-15 min brief call done by a technical person instead of having such a process and spoiling their own reputation. I reluctantly proceeded and din't answer much about the java questions. He told he would get back and never did.Honestly even if they had called me i wouldn't have proceeded because i felt so bad about the treatment. I feel they are spoiling informatica reputation by conducting such interview process.
- How would you prevent deadlock?
what's new in java 1.5? 1 Answer
- How would you prevent deadlock?
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore (India)) in January 2015.
first round was telephonic round they just check your communication skills and i was called to a face to face interview the face to face interview went for about 1 hour. next round was after four weeks. Manager and one more team leader took the interview separately both 30 minutes each. they asked management questions and technical questions from engineering subjects.
after two weeks i was called for one more interview face to face with the HR over skype.
ALL these while i thought i am almost selected. but after two weeks they called me to inform that they cannot shortlist me and they can offer me internship . i said okay and after two weeks they called me for hr round. it has been two weeks since no call yet...disappointed with the procedure..they just build hope and let us down.
- simple easy basic questions 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore (India)) in October 2014.
There were 4 rounds
1-Technical MCQs (around 45mins)
2-Subjective Technical round, where we had to write answers and small snippets.(10 questions, 45mins)
All the rounds were fairly easy, the results of the 1st round was immediately announced, which was impressive, the second round was started immediately after that. Interview questions were mainly on C++, DBMS and Data Structures.
- A unix program based on file management was unexpected. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore (India)) in September 2014.
The most difficult interview i have faced so far in my career. There were 8 rounds in total,
4 rounds of technical interview (each 1hr) and the rest 4 rounds were non-technical.
All the 8 rounds were completed in a single day. The complete Interview process was done very professionally and the interview panelists were very patient and supportive throughout.
- Design your own hash map. Multiple programs were asked during the technical rounds (around 5-6 pgms). They test your technical knowledge very thoroughly. Make sure you are well prepared before attempting interviews in Informatica. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore (India)) in August 2014.
Round 1 : telephonic (Basic java with collections questions)
F2f : 3 rounds : Each round had one coding exercise (Java File i/o, threads, remove duplicates in a list, print fibonocci series using recursion , binary tree traversal), one design exercise ( Design a logging utility, tiny URL service architecture), SQL Join queries,
- Print odd and even nos in sequence using threads Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took a week – interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore (India)) in July 2014.
Total 7 round of Interview process. 4 technical ( 1st basic java, 2nd framework discussion, 3rd testing concept, 4th java in detail), 2 managerial , 1 HR.
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They offered me what I asked so no negotiation
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